Four books that connect with Peer Sutton’s Politics of Suffering.
Diane Austin-Broos, A Different Inequality. The Politics of Debate About Remote Aboriginal Australia. Allen Unwin 2011 ISBN 9781742370491
Professor Emeritus in the Dept of Anthropology at the University of Sydney, Diane Austin-Broos brings perspectives from central Australia that reinforce the kind of concerns expressed by Peter Sutton.
Marcia Langton, Boyer Lectures 2012: The Quiet Revolution: Indigenous People and the
Resources Boom. Harper Collins 2012. ISBN 9780733331633. Also available as podcasts from the ABC. Terrific set of lectures.
Noel Pearson, Radical Hope: Education and Equality in Australia. The Quarterly Essay 2009. ISBN 9781863954440.
Here is a radical rethink about education, especially as it applies to indigenous communities, from one of Australia’s leading intellectuals.
Noel Pearson, Up from the Mission. Black Inc 2011. ISBN: 9781863955201
Biography and essays including essays on the apology, welfare dependency, politics, alcoholism and more.
Three books that connect with the story of Gumbuli.
Peter Carroll & Steve Etherington, One Land One Saviour. Seeing Aboriginal Lives Transformed by Christ. CMS Australia 2008 ISBN 9780947316051. Essays by those who have lived and worked there about Christian life and ministry in the Northern Territory.
John Harris, One Blood. 200 years of aboriginal encounter with Christianity : a story of hope. Albatross Books 1994. ISBN 9780867600957. This landmark book is now available as an eBook via iTunes, Kindle etc.
Murray Seiffert, Refuge on the Roper. The Origins of Roper River Mission Ngukurr. Acorn Press 2008. ISBN 9780908284672.
A companion volume to the biography Gumbuli.